Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Mar 2008 17:52 UTC, submitted by irbis
KDE Ars takes a look at KDE 4.0.2. "When KDE 4.0 was officially released in January, there were a lot of gaping holes in basic functionality. During the past few months, the codebase has matured considerably, and the environment is steadily approaching the point where it will be sufficiently robust for widespread day-to-day use. Although there are still many features missing, version 4.0.2 - which was released last week - offers an improved user experience. We tested KDE 4.0.2 with the recently released Kubuntu 8.04 alpha 6." In addition, there is a new 'visual changelog' for KDE 4.1.
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Not quite there..
by leos on Mon 10th Mar 2008 19:15 UTC
leos
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2005-09-21

KDE 4.0.2 isn't quite where I'd recommend it to anyone yet. I use it on 3 machines, but only because I like trying new things, and some of the new apps are fantastic (love dolphin modulo a few bugs, same with gwenview and dragonplayer, etc). It's still missing too many things to be compared to KDE 3.5.9 properly. Panel resizing is now possible, but the clock applet and the KDE icon for the menu don't resize properly to fit the smaller sizes, so it's kind of a mixed bag.

It has a lot of potential though. For me the main problems are the visual bugs and the drawing performance on some cards. Both my laptops (EeePC and some desktop replacement beast with an ATI card (3 years old by now) seem quite sluggish (painting) with KDE4.0.

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RE: Not quite there..
by superstoned on Mon 10th Mar 2008 19:37 in reply to "Not quite there.."
superstoned Member since:
2005-07-07

I must say the resizing issue was never in trunk, but the backporting of the panel resizing to KDE 4.0.2 broke some stuff. Don't expect such issues in 4.1 ;-)

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